1,000 Words: Philadelphia protest

The Democratic National Convention hadn’t even started in Philadelphia yet before we got our first entry in the “disrespect for the flag” category.

Archive: The fine line between patriotism and disrespect for the flag (NewsCut)

Related: Meet the groups protesting the Democratic National Convention (CBS)

  • Robert Moffitt

    “I’m sure when the Dem Convention begins, you liberal media won’t find any…oh, wait.”

  • Gary F

    How many will they burn this week?

    • You have a problem with someone exercising their First Amendment rights by burning a flag in protest?

      • Yes, but I defend their right to do so.

        • Fair enough…

          • Gary F

            Yes, but it’s a private property thing and a free speech thing. So burn the symbol that gives you the freedom to do something as ungrateful as that.

          • The symbol doesn’t give you the freedom

          • Robert Moffitt

            Well said. Focus on protecting the freedoms, and the symbols will be fine.

        • Rob

          ah, a problematic defense…

    • Rob

      I think the person in today’s photo must have seen last week’s flag-wearer photo from the Drumpf convention, and liked the idea. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. We’ll expect you to watch all of the convention-related activities this week, then report back to us on the total number of flag burnings. Oh! -I almost forgot: YAWN.

      • Although in the above photo, the “wearer” hasn’t actually slit arm holes in the flag unlike the RNC “wearer.”

        • jon

          Lazy liberals probably want Bernie sanders to give him free holes in the flag!


  • PaulJ

    I suppose it is only disrespect if you mean your intended audience to see it as such.

    F = 6 letter

    = 6 note

    G = 6 in appearance

    (no offense intended)

    • No, it’s disrespect under the flag code who h defines such things.

      • PaulJ

        Sec (d) says it shouldn’t be done. I didn’t see the word respect mentioned. In any case, the code’s makes a very narrow frame of reference.

    • Rob

      add 6 for the A, which can be altered to look like a six, and the answer is 6666.

      • PaulJ

        The three reinforces the “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” idea — biblical style.

  • Jeff

    I don’t see a problem, lots of politicians wrap themselves in the flag.

    • Khatti

      I’m forced to agree with you.

  • lindblomeagles

    Is it even original anymore to disrespect the flag by wearing it as a toga or blouse? We’ve seen this so many times now that I would hope protestors would get a little more creative than putting the flag on themselves.

  • Jeff

    Honestly I think it’s a bigger disgrace to serve in the government and attempt to perpetuate a rigged system…man, the DNC is a cluster of a mess right now (not that the RNC is much better but no one can suggest the system was rigged to produce a Trump candidate).